The “Dialogue of Civilizations” Research Institute Moscow office organizes a roundtable “Scenarios of the Kurdish Future: Kurdish areas of Iraq and Syria Today and Tomorrow.”
Until recently, Iraqi and Syrian Kurds were widely regarded as one of the key beneficiaries of the turbulent processes unfolding in the Middle East in the early 21st century. At the same time, as the main phase of the anti-IS fight is coming to an end, serious new challenges for the Kurds are looming on the horizon.
Positions of the Kurdistan Region of Iraq in relations with Baghdad seem to be weaker than ever in the last few years, while the self-proclaimed Democratic Federation of Northern Syria recently suffered a serious external blow and lost Afrin. Turkey’s intentions are threatening, while US support in its earlier scope is not guaranteed.
What is common for the Iraqi and Syrian Kurdistan today, what are the main differences in their current situation, and what to expect in the near future? Experts on the Middle East will answer these and other questions related to the Kurdish issue at the roundtable “Scenarios of the Kurdish Future: Kurdish Areas of Iraq and Syria Today and Tomorrow.” The roundtable will be held at the “Dialogue of Civilizations” Research Institute Moscow office on May 16, 2018 at 16.00.